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Diarios Bajo Democracia: La Prensa Escrita En Chile, Hoy En Día, Jake Pearson Apr 2007

Diarios Bajo Democracia: La Prensa Escrita En Chile, Hoy En Día, Jake Pearson

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This investigation is focused on the written, printed press in Chile. The basic thesis question is this: how can it be that under democracy, there is such an anti-democratic printed press? Since Pinochet’s defeat by the ‘No’ vote in 1988 and the restoration of democracy, leftist, independent, critical publications have not been able to survive. The Chilean governments under La Concertación have been blatantly preferential, giving around 70% of $500 million dollars in state sponsored ads—each year—to two main printing companies and the papers they own: Edwards group and Copesa. The lack of a diverse printed press ...